Thetford Select Board Meeting
THETFORD SELECTBOARD MEETING
October 21, 2002
PRESENT: Mark McMahon, Mary Spata, Paul Raymond, Rick Barrows
Two Rivers Ottauquechee RPC/Transportation Design Grant
Board of Listers
Upper Valley Ambulance
Meeting called to order at 6:40 PM.
Two Rivers/Ottauquechee RPC: The Board discussed the planning grant
proposal for transportation design improvements to Thetford Hill. It
was moved (Barrows/second McMahon) to authorize the TRORPC to proceed
with the grant application. If fully funded, the project would cost 20%
(up to $76,000) in local match.
Representative Anne Seibert joined the meeting. She discussed the new
re-districting which will allow her to represent Thetford along with Jim
Masland. The two candidates are unopposed for the two positions
Whippoorwill Road: Ellis Paige and Mrs. Logan Paige joined the meeting
to express their concern over the road conditions on Whippoorwill Road.
There are numerous washboards, there are no speed limit signs, and local
residents are traveling at high rates of speed on this road. The Board
will advise the Highway Department and our Police Department about the
The minutes of 9/30/02 (Barrows/McMahon) were approved as amended by
unanimous vote (Raymond abstaining).
Board of Listers: The Listers have requested to hire a clerk to assist
them in entering information about changes since the April 1 deadline
for our recent reappraisal. The Board moved (Spata/McMahon) to
authorize the Listers to hire a clerk, contingent upon notification of
the proposed hours and budget involved. The motion passed unanimously.
A proposal from the Listers to approve Errors and Omissions was tabled,
pending them providing the Board with additional information about the
Union Village Bridge Update: The Town will be responsible for paving
the apron from Academy Road to Campbell Flats Road. The federal project
will cover the cost of the sign for the bridge. The Board would like
the Historic Preservation Committee to review the sign design.
Mr. Raymond left the meeting at 8:25.
The Board went into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters from
8:30 to 8:45.
Recycling: Frank Bonnett will not be at Recycling on 11/9 and 12/14.
Wendy Cole stopped by to thank the Selectboard and the Highway
Department for the quick, timely, and appropriate response to concerns
expressed about the situation at the end of her road.
Upper Valley Ambulance: Mariah Capurso, Thetford FAST Squad, joined
the meeting to report on relations with UVA, Inc. Ms. Capurso indicated
that there had been some positive efforts, with UVA manager Kevin Cole
attending one of their meetings; however the general feeling was that
there was a continuing lack of communication between UVA management and
the Thetford FAST Squad.
Treasure Island: Mr. McMahon reported that the TI manager's house will
need a new roof, and that some consideration of drainage needs to be
taken into account when dealing with the flat roof portion of the
building. Bids for a new heating system have been received, and the
initial installation/first zone should be installed this fall.
Executive Session: The Board went into Executive Session at 9:20 pm to
discuss personnel matters. The Board left Executive Session at 9:40 pm.
Municipal Bond: The Board approved payment (Spata/Barrows) of
semi-annual debt service on our municipal bond in the amount of
$7,630.06, which is due 11/21/02. The motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 9:45 pm.
Prepared by Rick Barrows.